THRUST / REVERSE FAULTS

DESCRIPTION: Reverse Faults are those in which the Hanging Wall has moved up with respect to the Foot Wall. A Thrust Fault is a low angle Reverse Fault.  Due to the low angle, it is not uncommon for older rock to be shoved long distances OVER younger rock.

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Figure 1 - Three Peaks of Chetamon in Jasper National Park

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